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. >> there's a joint military exercise of thailand. the u.s., south korea, japan, indonesia, and malaysia are taking part in the drill. myanmar is taking part in this first joint military drill in thailand but only as an observer. the exercise is aimed at enhancing cooperation between the u.s. and regional allies. our weather forecast next on a al jazeera. still to come, a war on the oscar pistorius story. we will be going live to pretoria for the story. -- more on the oscar pistorius case. >> hello and welcome back. across europe, we have a big area of low pressure that you can see in madrid. another area of low pressure giving significant snowfall. that continues to push east, giving snow to austria. mild weather moving across the u.k. not looking at in the iberian peninsula. weather conditions are generally try and find. to the east, an area of low pressure around the black sea. moving into northern parts of africa, there is a cool breeze coming across the mediterranean. in benghazi, temperatures nothing special. warming up considerably. in khartoum, looking at 37 degrees. in central a
approaching vasco road. mass transit on time. back to you guys. >> thank you. >>> american airlines and u.s. airways just announced plans for a merger. the $11 billion deal will create the largest airline in the world. it will combine the american look and old name with american in bankruptcy, up to a federal judge to decide if the deal will be a good one for its creditors. if the deal flies, the world's four biggest airlines would control nearly 70% of all air traffic. experts say ticket prices could take off as a result. >> even though people say that, you know, this particular merger of u.s. airways and american articles isn't going to raise ticket prices, i don't believe that one bit. >> the two airlines have been in negotiations since august. >>> this morning, passengers being towed to port on that disabled cruise ship are counting the hours until they finally arrive back on solid ground. the carnival triumph is being tugged across the gulf of mexico. live pictures, this is off mobile, alabama where i'm sure people can't wait to get off that ship.
a handful of clients. >> facebook and the bank says nothing about its process was illegal. >> u.s. airways and american airlines seal the $11 billion deal to create the world's largest airline. the new carrier will keep the american airlines name. it will run by u.s. airways ceo of douglas parker. while american airlines ceo tom horton will become chairman. the deal has been in the works and all the creditors forced american airlines to consider a merger. the merger of american u.s. airways will be slightly bigger the united airlines and it reduces the number of major u.s. airlines to 4. >> this year, gross cost of launching a cookie finder app to help connect scout cookie mongering customers. the app allows users to find out when and where a local group is having a sale, and then create calendars marking down upcoming cookie sales. >> if there are no both sales nearby, users can enter the contact information and ask to be contacted by their local scout with further details. >> users can share their findings with friends of facebook followers on twitter. >> still ahead explosive devices in
, technically i wear one. the u.s. postal service®, no business too small. martha: you are the seth mcfa martha: "happening now" starts right now. jon: brand-new stories and breaking news. jenna: four days ago in washington's fight to avoid steep budget cuts u. may feel it in a big way on your next trip to the airport. more on the olympic icon charged with premeditated murder. we have the latest on the "blade runner" charged with killing his girlfriend. a second serving of severe winter weather. it's all happening now. countdown to the sequester showdown. hi, everybody, i'm jenna lee. and i just floated this idea to our audience. you know the jaws music from the academy awards? every time we say sequester this week i'm wondering if it should come up. jon: a little audio cue. jenna: both because it's a little ridiculous and also because everyone is making it so dramatic. jon: i'm i'm jon scott. four days until the cuts kick in. democrats holding a news conference now with the air travel association on how sequestration will affect air travelers, but they are not the only ones. the white house sa
in sight with the battle royale on the sequestration. a new u.s. today/pew poll shows just who would pay the price. 49% say the congressional republicans would get the blame if a deal sunday reached. when it comes to who has the better approach, the president edges out congressional republicans. hi took his sequester fight to eight local tv stations across the nation. >> instead of us cutting mental health programs, affecting military readiness. we should be focused on programs we know don't work and some of tax loopholes we could close that frankly just benefit the well off and well connected. now i need congress to act and they have nine days to do it. >> congress is not working, and congress is no working because we've got this ideological confrontation. if we got a deal, in my opinion, it would be the single biggest stimulus package we could pass. the restoration the confidence would be magnified. >> president obama is not taking his foot off the gas today. just a short time from now, he takes his pitch to african-american radio stations. today democratic strategist james carville sa
the fire on the carnival cruise ship triumph. yesterday, the u.s. coast guard said the fire started in front of a generator in the main engine crime. that fire left the cruise liner without power for five days with 4200 people on board. investigators say it could take up to a year to determine what exactly caused the fire. despite that initial report from the coast guard, congress says it still wants answers into the cruise ship disaster. hours after the triumph was towed to alabama, senator jay rockefeller september a letter to the -- sent a letter to the coast guard, demanding a review of the incident and similar incidents in the last six years. the senator says there might be a larger safety issue that needs to be reviewed involving large passenger vehicles. >>> and when congress returns next week, they will only have four days for the sequester. coming up, the automatic budget cuts here for california. >>> why facebook's tax bill is zero. in fact, the social media giant will get a huge refund. >>> and what russian scientists are finding after friday's meteor explosion and the ne
seek to narrow it like when we persuade ad court to drastically limit a u.s. government request for two months of user search queries. now, keep in mind, google owns an awful lot of properties. not only is there google but gmail, youtube, picasso, online photo sharing site. feed burner, a management tool for bloggers or orkit. a networking site popular in india and brazil and android smartphone operating system. this new legal issue how much access the government should have to internet communications is subject of a conference featuring legal scholars, civil libertarians and google representatives is starting at 1230 in washington. we'll keep an eye on that. if you don't want the government to poke around your online history. delete your history. it doesn't entirely stop the access of it but limits the duration they can examine it. jon, back to you. jon: brave new world we're getting into. doug mckelway, thank you. jenna: don't why when you buy. that is the national campaign when purchasing firearms. statistics show buyers are not always completely honest. many are suspected of giving
unknown and officials don't know if it was an accident or murder. >>> of lance armstrong and the u.s. postal service cycling team received tens of millions of dollars in federal funds. now the u.s. government wants it back. the justice department says it will join the lawsuit filed by former teammate floyd landis. that suit alleges armstrong and managers defrauded the government by using performance enhancing substances in violation of sponsorship rules. >>> and now, a new winter storm in the northeast. once again up to 10 inches of snow possible for parts of new england this weekend. boston still has remnants of that big blizzard that hit just two weeks ago, if you recall. and even after the streets were cleared, the city was left with a whole lot of potholes to fill. karen mcginnis back in the weather center, here we go again. >> the third weekend in a row but not like what we saw early part of february, fred, when they got blasted with about 24 inches of snow. this one going to pack a little bit of a punch. the computer models were all over the place. yes, snow on the way not just
are trying to stop drug smugglers from crossing from mexico into the u.s. >> right there, right there. one guy's gotten out. >> reporter: they are also trying to stop the violence of a full-scale drug war from spilling north. >> are there parts of this border that you would be basically lawless or run by the cartels? >> absolutely. >> reporter: smack in the middle of this 21st century version of the wild west, two young americans, david hartley and tiffany young, just teenagers when they fell in love. >> we started dating in '98. the summer of '98, and dated for quite a while before we got engaged in 2001 and married in 2002. >> what took so long? >> we were 18. >> reporter: they wound up here, in the mexican border town of reynosa, jut south of mccallon. he was a district manager for an oil company. >> it was a blessing to us and our marriage. yeah. we were -- that's where we truly grew as a couple and had adventures. >> reporter: when the hartley's first arrive here this peaceful town was a perfect place for the young couple to live, but slowly it became more and more violent. there is a
days out, trying to get a resolution to sequester. the without is pushing and excited about this new u.s. today poll that shows the majority of americans want to get this deficit situation fixed. if sequester does happen there's 750,000 jobs that would be lost. marsha fudge, the head of the black caucus says indeed if that happens we're going back into recession. >> let's look more at the new "u.s. today" poll and show everybody, 40% are saying let the cuts happen. 49% are saying delay the cuts. margie, when we find out the president and white house are coming out smelling better than a lot of people might anticipate them to do, so why not just let this go through? if republicans are going to look so bad, wouldn't you as a democratic strategist say, you know what? let's go through this, they'll get the blame. >> they're not looking at the political calculation, but what the effect will be for the american people. you're talking about over 1 million kids will lose. first responders, airport security, i mean, there are all kinds of real impact, real direct impact on our everyday life. that
and for all. >> secretary of state of the u.s. said that u.s. interests are threatened at home and abroad by lack of assistance. >> in these days of a looming budget sequester that everyone actually wants to avoid februarh february 24. ♪ >> hello again. top stories on al jazeera, at least four explosions in damascus. one after blast targeted the headquarters of the russian embassy. activists say that more than 30 people have been killed. hilton botha -- oscar pistorius has appeared in court for the third day of the bail hearing. prosecutors have been dealt a blow after mistakes were remitted to have been made of the crime scene and the lead investigator himself is facing murder charges. the bulgarian parliament is expected to accept the resignation. despite the entire administration admission to step down. human rights watch is blaming the government of former mexican president. a report says that many went missing while in the custody of security forces. >> this is the face of the disappeared. >> my husband did not go missing. he has been banished. no one knows anything, no one gives u
. >>> including that merger, american airlines and u.s. airways announces a massive merger to become the world's biggest airline. it will affect everyone who flies. >>> and we're going to have the latest on the bumpy ride for chuck hagel on capitol hill, as key senators delay the confirmation vote on his nomination of defense secretary. there's been heated hears on whether or not to approve him. >>> and jenny mccarthy defending her cousin, melissa mccarthy, on the critic who savaged melissa on his review of "identity thief." >> coming down on the worst kind of commentary. >> that's coming up. >>> let's get to the breaking news out of south africa. the double-amputee sprinter, oscar pistorius, who captured so many hearts at the london olympics has been charged with murdering his model girlfriend. she was shot four times with his gun in his home. and abc's lama hasan has the latest. good morning, lama. >> good morning to you, george. oscar pistorius is appearing in a south african court right now, being charged with the murder of his girlfriend. police confirms there's no reports of false entry
of the central u.s. as it heads to the great lakes and look out boston. folks in missouri, kansas, nebraska, are still dealing with up to 17 inches of snow so far. mike tobin is live in omaha, how much did you get? >> about eight inches and life is creeping back to normal. you can see the sun is coming out. it's warming up the roads, melting the snow on the roads, and largely people still have the day off. kids aren't in school, people aren't at work, and the traffic is right and the snow plows have an easy time of tidying 'the work. the road crews are giving credit to the people who said home, got out of the way, let them too their job. they maxed out their shifts, ran their routes, and the end, the snow here was not as bad as what they had anticipated. the scene was repeated as storm moved east. you had trucks in the truck stops riding out the storm. now there's another storm in the forecast, upwards of six inches, shep. >> shepard: rough drought. they can use this, frankly. >> they could, and last summer the corn crop did so bad nice didn't hey the heart, and the low water level in the m
listening towards land is expected to reach -- limping towards land is expected to reach the u.s. shore in an hour and a half. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm shawn yancy. >> i'm brian bolter. it's the end to a nightmare vacation for thousands of passengers on board talk nothing power, no working bathrooms for many. >> the horrible heat and smell forced some passengers to sleep outside on the top deck. fox 5's will thomas is following the story for us. >> the cruise ship is pulling up to the dock right now and for the 4,200 passengers and crew aboard they cannot get off that ship soon enough. let's take another live shot of the cruise ship. it's already been cleared by customs, so we expect to see the first passengers walk off within 30 minutes of being tied up. it's been a long agonizing five days adrift in the gulf of mexico. here's more. >> our best estimate right now, once the ship ties up we estimate that it will take four to five hours to complete debarking of all the guests off the ship. >> a nightmare on the water and another one just to get off. passenger as board the crippl
but secure. >> reporter: in the rugged terrain south of tucson, arizona, advocates concerned about u.s. border security took matters into their own hands and placed motion-sensitive hidden cameras on known smuggling trails and this is their video, revealing wave after wave of mexican drug and immigrant smugglers, some of them heavily armed, who cross the border and travel miles north inside the united states. >> you got a trail coming in. >> reporter: it's why rancher david beckham made the painful decision to move his family off his land, 12 miles north of the mexican border, because of all the armed smugglers crossing his property, threatening his home. >> it was unsafe. i couldn't -- i couldn't see raising our children -- you know, i was afraid to let the kids go out, even during the day. >> reporter: residents here in this rugged desert say in the daytime, it is relatively quiet, but all of that changes as night falls and the land comes alive. recently, neighboring rancher jim chilton found a mexican drug smuggler's camp on his land, ten miles north of the border. the next day ther
a pair of similar bank robberies today in two cities. first happened at 10:30 a.m. this morning at u.s. bank. the second happened 45 minutes later in santa rosa at a u.s. bank. in both case as man with a goatee handed the teller a note. the suspect matches the description for another robbery two weeks ago at a chase bank. >>> the golden state warriors are revising their proposal for a new arena. in the first one, part of the arena sticks out over the peers which doesn't leave enough room for a cruise ship. now they are including a birth in hopes of gaining backing. >> when the merger between american airlines and u.s. airways is completed it will mean that 4 carriers will control 34ths of the service -- 34ths of the -- 3/4 of the services. ktvu's top v has more. -- tom vacar has more. >> we will be building a future that all of us can, you know, can prosper from. >> it will have something else. >> american will have a monopoly on every route they fly. >> reporter: he says -- >> we are definitely going to be looking at higher fairs. >> i hope they don't go up. >> i think more competitio
as this week. officemax has stores mostly in the u.s. and canada, and office depot in the u.s. and mexico. if they did combine, they would close several stores but still wouldn't be as large as staples. representatives from both companies declined to talk about the merger. >>> the supreme court will hear a high-stakes fight over genetically altered seeds today. vernon bowman, a 75-year-old farmer from indiana, is fighting agri-giant monsanto. he replanted some of their super weed-resistant soybean seeds, and monsanto sued him for patent infringement. bowman's lawyers say because he bought the seeds, he can do whatever he wants with them. >>> burger king's twitter account had a bad day. someone hacked into it at about noon monday, posting a tweet that said burger king had just been sold to mcdonald's and put up a logo of the golden arches. the account was suspended for a few hours. so far the hacker has not been identified. >>> 50 years after camelot, personal items from president john f. kennedy were auctioned off monday. his bomber jacket sold for $570,000. the items b
push to stay open. earlier this month a u.s. district judge told the police who run the oyster farm at point reyes they would have to close. the company's 40-year permit to harvest oysters expired last november. >>> it is 4:39. coming up, we now know what caused that carnival cruise ship fire. >> plus, a new motive uncovered for the sandy hook massacre. the other notorious murderer he was competing against. >> a pesky pig on the run. how long it took for the polish police to pin him down. coming up. get whatever you want, baby. hmm. let's just share a 20 piece. [ internal ] 20 mcnuggets, for only $4.99? oh, man. she's beautiful smart and sensible. jackpot. [ crewperson ] anything else? [ male announcer ] mcdonald's crispy, juicy chicken mcnuggets are now part of the extra value menu. so you get the tastes you love at a price you'll love even more. guess who's going to the game? [ internal ] thank you. [ male announcer ] the simple joy of having more to love. don't see everyday... police called out to chase a loose pig! the pig escaped >>> here's something y
temperatures across the central u.s., mostly into the teens and 20s. if you were to look at the temperatures in louisiana, they are in the 60s and 70s. a sharp temperature contrast with this area of low pressure moving across the central mississippi valley as we go into this evening and then going through time for friday, into the tennessee valley, ohio river valley. and this is where the storm really starts to ring out. but across the southeast, some of these areas in georgia, south carolina, north central florida could see between 4 and 8 inches of rainfall. we'll keep you updated on that. wolf? >> karen, thanks very, very much. >>> new questions about how one of the most prominent catholic leaders in the united states handled the problem of pedophile priests. i've discovered gold. [ female announcer ] roc® retinol correxion max. the power of roc® retinol is intensified with a serum. it's proven to be 4x better at smoothing lines and deep wrinkles than professional treatments. roc® max for maximum results. and deep wrinkles ththe people of bp made ants. commitment to the gulf., and ever
newspaper, but where is the action? robert reich is the former u.s. labor secretary to bill clinton and author of "beyond outrage," what's gone wrong with our economy and how to fix it and ari fleischer, former white house press secretary under george w. bush. all right, let's get some action here. robert, the white house responded to john boehner's challenge of saying, where are the cuts, with a blog post from dan pfeiffer who wrote, "the fact is, the president has a detailed balanced plan with spending cuts, he's willing to make tough choices. now it's time for the speaker to do the same." then he had a link to an 80-page proposal from september, including war savings, it includes tax reform, which of course they want. it doesn't fully lay it out by any stretch of the imagination. so jay carney was asked what specifically will the white house cut and here's what jay carney said. >> it's in the proposals he submitted to the speaker of the house that the speaker walked away from -- >> where does the president prevent sequestration from happening? shouldn't the president take the lea
for the first time. >>> and a massive airline merger this morning. u.s. airways and american airlines will join forces to create the world's largest airline. i will tell you what it means for your frequent flier miles and for your fares. >>> among our guests this morning, two moms who have got young daughters on that carnival cruise ship that's now stranded in the golf. also we'll talk to ariana williams, a former girl friend of christopher dorner. and former l.a. police chief bill bratton will join us. richard simmons is with us and westminster's best in show winner, banana joe, is with us. "starting point" starts right now. >>> welcome, everybody. we start with breaking news this morning. there's been a deadly shooting at the home of the blade runner, track superstar oscar pistorius. his girlfriend, model reeva steenkamp, shot and killed in pistorius' home. police say there is a 26-year-old man in custody and that man has been charged with murder. they have not yet confirmed, though, that that man is pistorius, although we should note pistorius is 26 years old and that he and steenkamp appare
begins at 11:00 this morning at the university where they used to attend. >>> the u.s. state department is now involved in the search for two bay area residents who disappeared in peru. >> it's upsetting. and you know, it's about both of them. >> reporter: they both left the bay area in november for a bike trek through south america. the couple has chronicled their travels through facebook, but the photo is in status update stopped on january 25. last seen just one day later getting into a cab in lima. the sister is hopeful that the couple is okay, but fears that something may have happened to them. >> i hope that she is just having a blast. and they're doing what they went to do, you know? >> reporter: earlier this month they issued a warning to the american tourists about a potential kidnapping threat. the u.s. state department said that they have put out a poster of the missing couple. they have set up a reward fund. >>> john kerry begins his first overseas trip today as secretary of state. he'll visit nine countries in ten days. he'll also tour the middle east with stops in egypt an
in arizona. u.s. marshals say he swapped identities with a fellow inmate set for release. when they tracked him down eight months later in detroit, michigan. guess what, he escaped again. >> we're amazed that he escaped a second time especially using the exact same ruse he used in maricopa county. he has friend and relatives that can hide him out for a few days. he has the resources, and the ability to assume different identities. but we were able to stay on top of that as much as we could. bill: i think we need a new technique. martha: he is a slipperry dude, huh? bill: this tim time they found him in mexico. they put him under lockdown to prevent him for breaking free a third time. martha: if it is not broken don't fix it, right? >>> what happens in vegas stays in vegas except when it doesn't. you remember the 800,000 you spent for employees to party and dring wine in the tub. $800,000 of taxpayer money, right? new numbers are showing that uncle sam spent more money on conferences for a lot of different government departments that year alone. peter doocy is live in washington. peter, how
this morning, a mega merger between american airlines and u.s. airways could be formally announced today. the boards of both companies met yesterday and reportedly finalized this deal. federal approval is still needed. the new airline would be the largest in the world with a market value of about $10 billion. talk about a monopoly. many analysts predict the merger will result in higher fares because of reduced competition. >> it's a huge business story but it will have an effect on the consumer. >> so did you feel that breeze? a boxer has been suspended for allegedly taking a dive 13 seconds -- 13 seconds -- into a fight against former nfl defensive end ray edwards. check this out. the phantom upper cut misses him by a foot. the guys sells it, literal knocking himself off his own feet. they say he was a last-minute replacement for a couple no-show boxers. north dakota fight governing body are reviewing the bout. that's probably a good idea. >> doesn't take long to review that. pretty obvious. >>> ten minutes past the hour. the end may be near for what some are calling the cruise from hel
up with u.s. companieses that does business there. mixed economic news here at home m weekly unemployment claims came in higher than expected but the housing market, yeah, that remains a bright spot. existing home sales we found out today, they rose and home prices have been going up. that was good news. stocks were lower but they have bounced back up. >> that's a nice way to end the hour and the day with the markets and good news. a couple bits of good news. thank you so much, alison kosik. that's going to do it for me. "the situation room" with wolf blitzer starts right now. >>> fred, thanks very much. happening now, a brazen shooting leads to a deadly chain reaction crash all within major sites of major casinos in las vegas. >>> the major investigator in the pistorius case has been thrown off the case. >>> and a senator admits that he fathered a child with another one-time senator's daughter. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> all that coming up. we begin with today's new concerted effort to make president obama withdraw the nomination of chuck hagel to
, according to the u.s. coast guard they're probably less than 50 miles away from mobile right now. that might sound pretty close, but it's probably going to feel like an eternity before they get here. there was a flurry of activity last night with helicopters delivering new supplies to the ship and some new generators, so that sort of implies that they might have some means to have more electricity on board and everyone to have perhaps more food and more water before they get here. but once they do arrive here, that's when things are going to start moving relatively quickly for the 3100 passengers on board. here the plans have already been made to have buses waiting for them to take them back to their cars in galveston, texas, so they can drive right home tonight if they want to or they can take them to a hotel where you can bet there will be plenty of people anxious to get to that first hot shower they have had in quite some time. you think about this, soledad, this ship was supposed to arrive in galveston, texas, on sunday. they're now 500 miles off course and five days overdue. >> or they
attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi this past september. today, congress start as ten- day recess. >> i think that during the break, it's sufficient time to get any additional questions answered. i will vote in favor of this on the day we get back. >> reporter: and leon panetta still has to go to work for at least another week. he was set to retire. we'll hear from him when i see you next. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. >>> 7:15. some members of congress are starting to roll out their plans to avoid automatic budget cuts scheduled for the first of flex month. democrats -- next month. democrats of the house and senate have unveiled plans to close the budget gap. that would include $55 billion in new revenue from the wealthiest americans and biggest corporations. it also cuts more than $27 million from military spending and the same amount from farm subsidies. republicans say they will not act on any budget measures until the senate approves a budget plan. >>> today, the white house is expected to pass a bill that would extend a pay freeze for federal workers for
. syrian rebels do not want to go to the meeting because they are frustrated that the u.s. and europe have refused to provide arms and other aid and create a no-fly zone. secretary clinton had proposed that along with defense secretary leon panetta last year, at least proposed arming and training some rebel groups but the president rejected that plan last year. tomorrow, of course, the biggest problem, the biggest obstacle that the new secretary of state, john kerry, will face to getting rid of the assad reg seem russia. will he meet tomorrow in berlin with the russian foreign leader. that's a very big challenge. a visiting tour, nine countries in 11 days. natalie? >> andrea mitchell traveling with the secretary in london this morning. thank you. >>> more legal trouble for the pistorius family this morning as it's revealed the so-called blade runner's older brother is facing vehicular manslaughter charges for the death of a woman in a 2008 auto accident. meanwhile, pistorius awaits his trial for the murder of reeva steenkamp. >>> cuban president raul castro began what he says will be his f
is currently in bankruptcy and the u.s. department of transportation. so martha, this could take a year or longer before everything is finalized. martha: it is a big deal, a lot of paperwork to get through making that happen. so what does it mean for air travelers, casey? >> reporter: welling, of course that is the big question everyone wants the answer to. right now american does not have a very strong presence on the east coast and us airways does with hubs in cities like philadelphia and charlotte, for example. so this will translate into more options for the flying public in that part of the country. the bad news is that avery ages experts -- aviation ex-percent say this will ex-percent say this will mean hi7nlq [ male announcer ] how do you make america's favorite recipes? just begin with america's favorite soups. bring out chicken broccoli alfredo. or best-ever meatloaf. go to campbellskitchen.com for recipes, plus a valuable coupon. campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. plus a valuable coupon. music: "make someone happy" music: "make someone happy" ♪it's so important to ma
reviewing what the review board said, which is that quite to the contrary, the safe evacuation of all u.s. government personnel from benghazi 12 hours after the initial attack and squintly to ramstein air force base in germany was the result of exceptional u.s. government coordination and military response and helped save the lives of two severely wounded americans. here is the president. >> it is great to be in georgia. great to be in decatur. you know, i can't imagine a more romantic way to spend valentine's day than with all of you, with all the press here, and actually michelle says hello. she made me promise to get back in time for our date tonight. that's important. that's important. i have already got a gift. i got the flowers. i was telling folks the flowers are a little easier, though, because i got this rose garden. a lot of people keeping flowers around. i want to -- i want to acknowledge a few people that are here. first of all, congressman hank johnson is here. your mayor logic baskette is here. another mayor you may know, kasim reid, snuck in here. i want to acknowledge the
their justice system is similar to the u.s., but there are plenty of big differences and you'll hear about those coming up p. >>> and another big story we're folk here in the united states, a ferocious snowstorm paralyzing a huge section of the country. dumping snow from kansas to michigan, all across the region. schools are closing, flights grounded. it will be a real mess out there. cars sliding across icy roads. >> and this scene in chicago pretty typical. there have been hundreds of accidents. in oklahoma, one was deadly, a teenager reportedly killed when his truck crashed. >> conditions in kansas also pretty treacherous. more than 14 inches of snow fell in wichita. only one other storm in the city's history was worse. that was more than 50 years ago. >> let's go to wichita. how are people dealing with this much snow? >> reporter: well, most schools and universities in kansas and missouri are closed today. businesses throughout the region were closed all yesterday. they opened a lot later today. and the kansas government also started a little later today, around 10:00. usually they're in ear
't the guy that they were expecting. leon panetta is in europe today representing the u.s. as secretary of defense in the meeting of world leaders. chuck hagel was supposed to be there and we'll let you know how the congressional haggling is playing out on the world stage. you're watching msnbc, the place for politics. [ female announcer ] total effects user kim scott still looks amazing. but with kids growing up fast, fighting seven signs of aging gets harder. introducing total effects moisturizer plus serum. for the ninety-two practices, two proms, and one driving test yet to come. she'll need our most concentrated total effects ever. a body at rest tends to stay at rest... while a body in motion tends to stay in motion. staying active can actually ease arthritis symptoms. but if you have arthritis, staying active can be difficult. prescription celebrex can help relieve arthritis pain so your body can stay in motion. because just one 200mg celebrex a day can provide 24 hour relief for many with arthritis pain and inflammation. plus, in clinical studies, celebrex is proven to improve d
's largest airline as u.s. airlines and america joins forces. tom covers aviation for us, good morning. >> hi. natalie. this is an $11 billion deal and he helps american airlines emerge from chapter 11. 95,000 employees, 637 daily flights. what does it mean for travelers? previous airline mergers often led to higher ticket prices, watch for that. these two carriers expected to operate separately or longer. existing tickets honored and frequent flyer programs for now will replay in separate and this deal will require justice department approval and that could take some time. natalie. >> thank you. >>> the president has declared a state of disaster in southern mississippi after a powerful tornado ripped through hattiesburg earlier this week. officials estimated it could take tens of millions of dollars to repair the destruction left in the twister's path and severely damaged a college campus and hundreds of homes. >>> good news for the economy. fewer americans are on the way to foreclosure. the number of homes being are repossessed dropped 28% january of 2012 and january of this year and meanti
reportedly accused the u.s. state department of being an adjunct of the israeli foreign ministry. the speech was not recorded, but fox news has spoken to the former new jersey congressional candidate who last week tipped off lawmakers to those comments and he is standing by his climbs that that's exactly what chuck hagel said and that's not the first controversial comment the man who would like to run our defense department has made about our close ally israel. however, he's denying he said it. none the less, in the wake of the controversy, now it appears that some democrats, the president's pick, some democrats may be second guessing president obama's pick for secretary of defense. take a listen how journalist bob woodward put it on fox news sunday. >> i understand some of them eventually called the white house and said, is hagel going to withdraw, would he consider withdrawing. the answer is an emphatic no. i wonder if the democrats are kind of ever looking and asking what really is the fundamental question here, is he the best person to be secretary of defense. >> megyn: chris stirewalt h
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